Jon Batiste expresses a philosophical take on music, emphasizing its inevitability in the documentary

– The film delves into the inner life of both Batiste and his partner, Suleika Jaouad, revealing a more profound side to the former band leader.

– The couple's response to adversity is highlighted, with Jaouad using writing and painting, and Batiste creating an ‘American Symphony’ as a metaphor for America.

–The documentary presents a striking portrait of courage and creativity in the face of adversity and traumatic experiences.

American Symphony (2023) Jamie Dornan at an event for American Symphony (2023)

Gorgeous grainy cinematography complements the richness of the subject matter, adding depth to the storytelling

It conveys a message of resilience and the power of artistic expression as a means of coping with life's challenges.